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Blockchain Is the Future, But It's Confusing. Here's an Explanation in Plain English

Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>Blockchain. If you're like me a year ago, the mere mention might make you go "huh?"<p>You keep hearing the word and it isn't going away. You admit defeat of your lack of knowledge and find yourself Googling "What is …

Blockchain

31 Amazing Products on Amazon That Basically Work Miracles

How did we ever live before Amazon Prime? Just a few keystrokes and everything we never knew we needed comes right to our doorstep in 2 days. And …

Shopping

With 10 Million Acres in Patagonia, a National Park System Is Born

COCHRANE, Chile — An eagle soared over the lone house atop an arid hill in the steppes of Patagonia Park.<p>In the valley below, not far from the town of Cochrane, President Michelle Bachelet announced the creation of a vast national park system in Chile stretching from Hornopirén, 715 miles south of …

South America

5 Excellent Apps to Make This New Year Your Strongest Yet | Inc.com

In researching the productivity-focused <i>The Ultimate Bite-Sized Entrepreneur</i>, I discovered one strong truth: The difference between success and failure is priorities. You have to know what to focus on, what to keep on the radar and, to paraphrase LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, what fires to let …

Time I

These Kids’ Books Are Written By Kids From Around The World

Rakonto is teaching kids critical thinking skills by making them the authors of their own children’s books.<p>A new children’s book has an unexpected author: a seventh-grader from rural India who, until earlier this year, hadn’t considered himself a storyteller. The book, now part of a project on …

Education

The Ten Best History Books of 2017

Historians have never been more popular. With the seemingly unceasing news cycle, readers of all political persuasions have been seeking out context …

25 Healthy Sheet Pan Recipes That Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

Whether you are single or have a family to feed, it seems like every weeknight is a blur and trying to get dinner on the table isn't always the easiest feat. On top of that, eating healthy isn't always easy and oftentimes requires a decent amount of prep. And cleanup is a chore in itself when …

Cooking

5 Tips for Writing an Awesome Blog Post

How to write content like a pro.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you have a lot of knowledge about a given topic and think you might be able to make a difference with a blog, but you don't have the technical knowledge of exactly how to get started, Entrepreneur …

Entrepreneurship

4 Steps to Increase Your Email Open Rates

You work hard on your emails. Make sure people actually open them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Neil Patel gives you tips on how to get more people to open your emails. You work hard on your email content, so you want to …

Marketing

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Writing

The 15 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs

Do you want to make your commute or lunch hour more productive? Then you should give these podcasts a listen.<p>Podcasts have become a very useful tool for the busy entrepreneur. They're easy to create, are quick to digest (especially for those with longer commute times or who use public transport), …

Self-improvement

10 books that will change the way you live your life

Whether the focus is getting out of bed as soon as the alarm goes off, getting a creative project off the ground, kicking procrastination forever, or figuring out — hallelujah! — what to do for a career, we're all works in progress.<p>But finding the path that'll get us there is a torturous, tender, …

Self-improvement

7 books that will train your brain to overachieve

1. "Curious"<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends On It<p><b>Author:</b> Ian Leslie<p><b>5 Second Summary:</b> Harness your natural curiosity to develop the ability to think more broadly and deeply.<p><b>Best Quote:</b> "Curious learners go deep, and they go wide. They are the people best equipped for the …

London School of Economics

Meet Shannon Hernandez of TheWritingWhisperer.com

No matter how far back you go in time, writing is always a skill that will be cherished. It’s one of the best ways to share your story, provide …

Marketing

12 Things You Can Do for Your Small Business While Watching Netflix

Last weekend I watched an entire season of <i>Friends</i> in one sitting. Twenty-four episodes, back to back. Sitting upright for the first time in five …

Customer Service

7 Tips for Proofreading Your Book

By Corina Koch MacLeod and Carla DouglasDo you proofread your book after it’s been laid out for print or formatted for e-reading? You should. …

Writing

20 signs you're culturally Chilean - Matador Network

20 signs you’re culturally Chilean<p>1. You use the diminutive form of every word.<p>Upon arriving in Chile and hearing Chileans speak for the first time, …

South America

The Best CO2 Inflators For Your Flat Tire

Five no-fuss inflators that will have you rolling again fast

Bands

Single People Tired of Their Friends Trying to Set Them Up Can Point to This Study

(Newser) – Generally speaking, sociologists find that people in relationships tend to be happier and more satisfied than single people. But a new …

Learning a foreign language may make you immune to 2 key decision-making biases

Investigations into the ways and means to combat these biases have lagged behind, but that's starting to change.<p>Now a team of researchers at the University of Chicago has reported that people are immune to two key biases when they think in their second, less familiar language.<p>The first half of the …

Language Learning

Become a Millionaire. Treat Money Like a Jealous Lover.

Getting rich and becoming a millionaire is a taboo topic. Telling someone that you can get it done in five or ten years sounds like an unrealistic …

6 Misconceptions About Owning a Small Business

Get to know <b>NFIB</b><p>NFIB is America's leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of our members to own, operate, and grow …

Amazon’s leadership forgot that ‘how’ is as important as ‘what’

Merge Gupta-Sunderji <i>is a speaker and author with more than 17 years of experience as a leader in corporate Canada.</i><p>It was a rough week for Jeff Bezos, the beleaguered founder/CEO of Amazon. Offices around the world were abuzz about a lengthy New York Times story on Amazon's "bruising" work culture, …

The Social Media Handbook: Five Tips For Entrepreneurs Looking To Leverage The Internet

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Social media: two words, which have become loaded with meaning, misunderstanding and momentum over the past ten years. As a new business, it is …

Marketing

These 2 editing strategies help cure my blindness to dumb writing mistakes

My least favorite part about writing is how blind I can get.<p>The more time I spend with a piece, the harder it is to see the words with fresh eyes. I miss mistakes that would be obvious to anyone — except me.<p>The psychological research on concentration suggests so-called "disfluency" promotes deeper …

Time I

Travel Writing That Matters: Part II

Last summer, in the middle of an epic five-week Grand Tour which took me the equivalent of 1.7 times around the globe, I had the great pleasure of speaking at the TBEX blogger gathering in Dublin, Ireland.<p>Dublin was just as charming as the hype would have it be–every taxi driver seemed to have a …

Super Bowl's Green Stadiums: MetLife and Others Tackle Energy Efficiency

MetLife Stadium, the site of this year's Super Bowl, and other facilities are leading the way for more energy-efficient game days in the NFL.

Seth's Blog

When was the last time you surprised or delighted a customer, colleague or boss?<p>If you did, would it help?<p>Apple developed a tradition of secrecy …